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Is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels.

In brief: Not likely

Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Although there is always a risk that blood clots that form in the legs will break off and travel to the lungs, this is uncommon and even when it happens, it is unlikely to cause death.

In brief: No

Although there is always a risk that blood clots that form in the legs will break off and travel to the lungs, this is uncommon and even when it happens, it is unlikely to cause death.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Blot clot can kill if it lodges in artery feeding heart or brain.

In brief: Yes

Blot clot can kill if it lodges in artery feeding heart or brain.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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